By John Askounis/ email@example.com
The Los Angeles Lakers trailed for most of the game, but rallied from a 19-point deficit on Thursday to beat the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center. James Harden extended his 30-point streak to 32 games with 30 points, also had ten rebounds and nine assists before fouling out. Chris Paul also fouled out with 23 points to his name.
After the 2018-19 NBA Regular Season contest, Paul talked about one of the referees, Scott Foster. It wasn’t the first time the 33-year-old American felt deprived from the refs decisions against him. “I don’t know what else to do. I’ve met with the league with him before. I don’t know what else to do” he said.
Harden added: “Scott Foster man, I never really talk about officiating but just rude and arrogant. I mean, you aren’t able to talk to him throughout the game. It’s not even that call. It’s who he is on that floor. It’s pretty frustrating. You can’t have a conversation. You get a tech”.
The 29-year-old went on: “Last year in the post-season, in the Western Conference Finals, I think he officiated a couple of our games. It’s lingering. It has to be looked at. For sure, it’s personal. For sure. I don’t think he should be able to officiate our games anymore, honestly”.
It’s worth noting that the Rockets have lost all of their seven matches when Foster is among the referees.
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